publication . Article . 2007

bringing the state back into terrorism studies

Ruth Blakeley;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 Aug 2007
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Orthodox terrorism studies tend to focus on the activities of illiberal nonstate actors against the liberal democratic states in the North. It thus excludes state terrorism, which is one of a number of repressive tools that great powers from the North have used extensively in the global South in\ud the service of foreign policy objectives. I establish the reasons for the absence of state terrorism from orthodox accounts of terrorism and argue that critical–normative approaches could help to overcome this major weakness.
Subjects
free text keywords: J, Political Science and International Relations, Liberalism, Political violence, Comparative politics, Critical terrorism studies, International relations, Terrorism, Social science, Political science, Democracy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Foreign policy, Public administration, Political economy
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publication . Article . 2007

bringing the state back into terrorism studies

Ruth Blakeley;